Police officers struggle with a man dripping wet from the blast of a fire hose during rioting in Rochester, N.Y., in 1964. Dozier Mobley/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

Sandra "Pepa" Denton, Deidre "Spinderella" Roper and Cheryl "Salt" James of Salt-N-Pepa at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

A slide of migratory flows in the Mediterranean Sea from the Mare Nostrum operation is displayed in the control room of the Italian operation, which tracks and intercepts migrant ships en route to Europe. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea

Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.

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